SOURCE: LECG

March 27, 2007 11:52 ET

Laura Tyson, Former Chair of Council of Economic Advisers Under President Clinton, Joins LECG as Director

Dr. Tyson Brings High-Level Global Markets/Competition and Trade Expertise Honed From Her Senior Positions in Government, Academia, and Corporate Boards

EMERYVILLE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- Leading global expert services and strategic advisory firm LECG (NASDAQ: XPRT) announced that Laura D'Andrea Tyson, a recognized authority on competition and international markets who chaired the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton, has joined the firm as a director. She will be based in LECG's headquarter office in Emeryville, California.

Dr. Tyson currently serves on the boards of AT&T, Eastman Kodak, and Morgan Stanley, and is a professor of economics and business administration at the University of California, Berkeley.

With more than 1,000 professionals in 36 offices internationally, LECG is among the world's leaders in providing highly qualified experts and research and advisory services to corporations, law firms, and government entities. In addition to serving as experts in complex litigation and business disputes, LECG professionals produce original economic and financial analysis to help its clients in legislative, regulatory, and judicial matters, as well as in improving operations and growing their markets.

"It's an honor to welcome Laura Tyson to the firm," said LECG Chairman David Teece. "Her experience bridges the highest levels of service in business, government, academia, and applied research. Her contributions to economic policy and international markets are enormous, and she remains in great demand as a corporate board member, commentator, and consultant. LECG is fortunate that she has chosen to share some of her time and talents on behalf of LECG clients, particularly given her other business and academic commitments."

Dr. Tyson, who earned her PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1974), has devoted her career to studying and advising on economic issues, with particular concentrations in international trade, global competition, economic development, and macroeconomics.

As chair of the Council of Economic Advisors (1993-95) and as national economic adviser (1995-1996) under President Clinton, Dr. Tyson helped shape what has generally been regarded as one of the strongest periods of economic growth in American history. As the administration's top economic adviser, she managed economic policy-making throughout the executive branch and crafted both domestic and international economic strategy during her tenure. She also was a member of President Clinton's National Security and Domestic Policy Councils.

From 1998 through 2001, Dr. Tyson served as dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Between 2002 and 2006 she served as dean of the London Business School, making her the first woman to head a Top 10 international business school.

Over the past decade, Dr. Tyson has been widely sought as a director and advisor to a wide range of corporations and institutions. In addition to her directorships with AT&T, Morgan Stanley, and Kodak, her current board affiliations include the Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for International Economics, and the New America Foundation.

Dr. Tyson has served on numerous editorial boards and was an Economic Viewpoint columnist for Business Week between 1997 and 2006. She has also contributed to many other publications including the Financial Times, American Prospect, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Washington Post. She has also authored a number of books and articles on competition and trade issues, including Who's Bashing Whom, an acclaimed 1992 study examining a series of flash-point trade conflicts between the US, Japan, and Europe in multiple manufacturing and technology industries.

"I am delighted at the opportunity of devoting some of my time to LECG to help both public and private sector clients address challenges in the fields that I know best," Dr. Tyson explained. "LECG has a wide array of talent and expertise and it provides sound advice and analysis on cutting-edge economic and competition policy issues. It has built a strong global reputation based on its outstanding performance. I have many friends and former colleagues who have built LECG and its reputation over the years, and I am very much looking forward to working with them," Dr. Tyson added.

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